Bentley’s ‘extraordinary Women’ Initative

by BTM

Wed, 09 August 2023

Bentley’s ‘extraordinary Women’ Initative

As part of Bentley’s global ‘Extraordinary Women’ programme, students from Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, experienced a week-long visit to Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, UK. 

The ‘Extraordinary Women’ programme is designed to inspire the next generation of female talent from the fields of technology, engineering, design and business and encourage young females to consider careers in STEM and automotive. The 2023 programme has brought together eight students and eight mentors from Saudi Arabia and the UK.

Shortlisted students were assigned a specially chosen mentor, known as a Bentley Pioneer, for regular engagements ahead of the visit to Bentley’s facilities. While at the brand’s headquarters, they went behind the scenes of Bentley’s manufacturing operations, met with senior automotive leaders and pitched ideas to a panel of Bentley experts. 

The Saudi Pioneers were aerospace engineer and founder of MISHAAL Aerospace, Mishaal Ashemimry; Women in Leadership Deliver (WILD) Network member Noha Zagzoug; and Bentley Motor’s product strategy team member, Nicola Gough.  

The four Dar al-Hekma University students involved were Nada Ayman Alzahrani, majoring in Computer Science; Sarah Nahill Alrawi, majoring in Finance; and Reem Mohammed Alsamkari, majoring in Cyber Security.